Chippewa Valley Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. It is committed to developing and maintaining high standards of excellence, accrediting colleges and universities in the 19-state North Central region.
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org
What does it mean to be an accredited college?
- Quality: Accreditation means that a college, university, institution or program meets standards of quality for faculty, curriculum, administration, library, financial management and student services.
- Financial Aid Opportunities: You can only obtain federal financial assistance if your college or university has appropriate accreditation from an organization recognized by the United States Department of Education.
- Credits that Transfer: If you ever want to transfer your college credits to continue your education, accreditation is an important factor when a college or university is deciding whether to accept transfer credits from your previous school.
- Program Accreditation: Individual programs at CVTC may secure additional accreditation related to their occupational area as available.
Recent Accreditation Reviews
Comprehensive Quality Review
Chippewa Valley Technical College participated in a Comprehensive Quality Review in October 2015 as part of the AQIP accreditation process. This process included submission of a Quality Highlights Report, a Systems Portfolio Addendum, and a Federal Compliance Report to the Higher Learning Commission for review.
CVTC Assurance Argument
Chippewa Valley Technical College completed a four-year Assurance Review in 2019-20 as part of the Open Pathway accreditation process. The mid-cycle review included submission of an Assurance Argument for peer review. Through this review, the college was found to be meeting all Higher Learning Commission criteria and accreditation status was affirmed.
Chippewa Valley Technical College's current accreditation status will continue through 2025-26.